WWW and Gopher

[Gary Cziko 950214.2355 GMT]

Silvert [95-02-14 1330 GMT] wrote:

Actually ASCII files look rather odd on a WWW server. The whole point
of WWW is that you can retain the original formatting. Generally what I
do is save the file in RTF from my wordprocessor and use a RTF converter
to change it into HTML format, which is what WWW uses. There are RTF to
HTML converters available for Unix, Mac, DOS, etc.

Bill, thanks for the info on the RTF to HTML converters.

We will probably eventually go in this direction. But right now it is
much easier for me to put documents into our Gopher format for which ASCII
is the way to go.

There is also a pointer from our WWW page to our Gopher server, so by
dumping files into Gopher there are automatically available via WWW as
well (http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/csg/csg.html)

I don't know why you are having trouble accessing our Gopher server. All
I can suggest is to try again since it works for me (and has worked for
Oded Maler in France who successfully downloaded from program files). Or
how about sneaking in via WWW? Does that work for you?--Gary


Gary A. Cziko
Urbana, Illinois